Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board of Architects


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Contact Information

Physical address:
500 North Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651

Phone: 410-230-6262
Fax: 410-333-0021

Web: Home Name search
Email: dloplboardofarchitects-dllr@maryland.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board of Architects in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Maryland Architect License

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board of Architects
NCARB Certificate:Not required
Completion of CE/PDH:Required
Fact Checked:8/11/19
Interview:Not required
NAAB-accredited degree:Not required
NCARB IDP:Required
Additional Experience:Not required
State-specific exam:Not required

Initial Registration

This section applies to architects that are applying for a license in Maryland for the first time.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$76

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Reciprocal Registration

This section applies to architects licensed in another state that are looking for reciprocal licensure in Maryland.

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architects that are already licensed in Maryland and need to renew their license.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$76

Due:

Biennially by the date of issuance.

Fact Checked:8/10/19

Maryland Architectural Firm Permit

Agency:Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board of Architects
Law:

MD Code Business Occupations and Professions § 3-402

Eligible Entity Types:
  • Business Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Yes
Ownership Requirements:

Business Corporations:

  • At least 2/3 of the directors must be licensed in Maryland or another state to practice architecture, engineering, or landscape architecture.
  • At least one officer or director must be a Maryland licensed architect who will be responsible for the firm's practice of architecture in Maryland.

Professional Corporations:

  • At least 2/3 of the directors must be licensed in Maryland or another state to practice architecture, engineering, or landscape architecture.
  • All of the officers of a Maryland PC, except the secretary and treasurer, must be licensed in a professional service offered by the firm.
  • All of the shareholders must be licensed in a professional service offered by the firm.

Limited Liability Companies:

  • At least 2/3 of the members must be licensed in Maryland or another state to practice architecture, engineering, or landscape architecture.
  • At least one member must be a Maryland licensed architect who will be responsible for the firm's practice of architecture in Maryland.

Partnerships:

  • At least 2/3 of the partners must be licensed in Maryland or another state to practice architecture, engineering, or landscape architecture.
  • At least one partner must be a Maryland licensed architect who will be responsible for the firm's practice of architecture in Maryland.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Initial Registration

This section applies to architectural firms that are applying for a license in Maryland for the first time. If you already have a license and are looking to renew it, please see the renewal section.

Filing Method:

File an application online then email a managing agent certification form to dloplboardofarchitects-dllr@maryland.gov.

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee + $100 permit fee.

Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  • Identify a Maryland licensed architect, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's architectural activities in Maryland.
  • Ensure that your business entity will meet ownership requirements.

Foreign Applicants:

  • Identify a Maryland licensed architect, who is a full-time employee, to be in responsible charge of the firm's architectural activities in Maryland.
  • Ensure that your Maryland entity will meet ownership requirements.
  • Obtain a certificate of good standing from your business entity's home state (to be filed during the foreign qualification process). The certificate cannot be more than 60 days old when filing foreign qualification documents.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
  2. Obtain proof of the good standing of your business entity by searching for your entity and taking a screenshot of the View Business Details page (to be submitted with the licensee certification in step 4).
  3. Complete the online Firm Permit application with the Board of Architects.
  4. Email a completed Responsible Member Certification Form to dloplboardofarchitects-dllr@maryland.gov.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. File foreign qualification documents with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
  2. Obtain proof of the good standing of your Maryland entity by searching for your entity and taking a screenshot of the View Business Details page (to be submitted with the licensee certification in step 4).
  3. Complete the online Firm Permit application with the Board of Architects.
  4. Email a completed Responsible Member Certification Form to dloplboardofarchitects-dllr@maryland.gov.
Fact Checked:5/28/20

Registration Renewal

This section applies to architectural firms that are already licensed in Maryland and need to renew their license.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/15/20

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